Let\'s Talk About Sand: Denis Delestrac At TEDxBarcelona

Let's Talk About Sand: Denis Delestrac At TEDxBarcelona

Denis Delestrac latest feature documentary, "Sand Wars" is an epic eco-thriller that takes the audience around the globe to unveil a new gold rush and a disturbing fact: we are running out of sand! In this TEDxBarcelona talk, he explains us where sand comes from and where it ends up...

Seawalls Kill Beaches; Open Letters by Warner Chabot And Rob Young, Ph.D

Seawalls Kill Beaches; Open Letters by Warner Chabot And Rob Young, Ph.D

A report from coastal geologists Warner Chabot and Rob Young.

What the Sands Tell Us: a Look Back at Southeastern US Beaches; By Orrin H. Pilkey & William J. Neal

What the Sands Tell Us: a Look Back at Southeastern US Beaches; By Orrin H. Pilkey & William J. Neal

All beaches contain a variety of minerals, unique “suites”, which are like fingerprints in the sand—fingerprints that are clues as to where the sand came from.

Take Action to End Global Beach Sand Mining!

Take Action to End Global Beach Sand Mining!

We urge you to become part of the movement by signing the petition to end beach sand mining.

Plastic Pollution

Plastic Pollution

The world population is living, working, vacationing, increasingly conglomerating along the coasts, and standing on the front row of the greatest, most unprecedented, plastic waste tide ever faced. Washed out on our coasts in obvious and clearly visible form, the plastic pollution spectacle blatantly unveiling on our beaches is only the prelude of the greater story that unfolded further away in the world's oceans, yet mostly originating from where we stand: the land. Featured image: ©© Bastian

The Last Beach, A book by Orrin H. Pilkey And J. Andrew G. Cooper

The Last Beach, A book by Orrin H. Pilkey And J. Andrew G. Cooper

"The Last Beach" is an urgent call to save the world's beaches while there is still time. The geologists Orrin H. Pilkey and J. Andrew G. Cooper sound the alarm in this frank assessment of our current relationship with beaches and their grim future if we do not change the way we understand and treat our irreplaceable shores.

Light Leak ; By Ray Collins

Light Leak ; By Ray Collins

Light Leak, is an image from Ray Collins.

We Need to Retreat From the Beach

We Need to Retreat From the Beach

As ocean waters warm, the Northeast is likely to face more Sandy-like storms. And as sea levels continue to rise, the surges of these future storms will be higher and even more deadly. We can’t stop these powerful storms. But we can reduce the deaths and damage they cause… An Op Ed by Orrin H. Pilkey.

Just Washed In

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Study Finds Shipwrecks Threaten Precious Seas

News
Jun
9

A new report identifies the world’s most dangerous waters for shipping and says accidents pose a particular danger for some of the most ecologically important areas.

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Climate Change is Happening But We Can Meet The Challenge

As carbon emissions rise inexorably, it’s easy to feel powerless as catastrophe looms. But activism is a chance to take control…

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Light Pollution Deters Nesting Sea Turtles

Light pollution along the Mediterranean is changing the nesting habits of sea turtles in Israel, according to new research.

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Hurricane Risks Rise as Coastal Populations Grow

News
Jun
8

Populations along the coasts are growing exponentially, which could mean problems when it comes to hurricane season.

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Liberia: Ban On Sand Mining Intensifies

In continuation of its ban on beach and sand mining, the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy confiscated a 15-ton truck load of blocks in the 11th Street and Watanga communities in Monrovia.

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World Ocean Day: June 8th

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Jun
8

World Ocean Day is a time to celebrate our common treasure, which makes the Earth habitable for people by providing and regulating the climate, weather, oxygen, food and many other environmental, social and economic benefits. World Oceans Day is being celebrated by millions of people all over the globe. Be a part of the movement to protect our oceans!

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In Southern Tunisia, Pollution No Longer Swept Under the Rug

News
Jun
7

The story of Gabès and the local phosphate industry follows a plot that is all too familiar: an underdeveloped town located in an industrial region boasts one major lucrative industry with high output and export values, but the local population and surroundings experience alarming levels of illness and environmental blight.

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Photo Essay: Eco-Nightmare in EU Candidate Serbia

News, Pollution
Jun
7

Plastic bottles, old tires, cardboard boxes and other garbage block the flow of the Juzna Morava river, so badly that men in rubber boats need to use paddles to clear the way…As Serbia seeks EU membership, it faces a major problem with environmental pollution.

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Calif. Utility to Retire Troubled San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

News, Pollution
Jun
7

The troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant on the California coast is closing after an epic 16-month battle over whether the twin reactors could be safely restarted with millions of people living nearby, officials announced today.

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Alarming Illegal Gold mining Threatens Ghana’s Forests and Bodies of Water

Ghanaian authorities have arrested 168 Chinese citizens for illegal goldmining, highlighting the social and environmental challenges posed by China’s growing presence on the continent. The rate of destruction is such that, if it is not stopped, Ghana will not have any forest left…

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